If you long to live in a quintessential country cottage, take a look at this not-so-little beauty.

Located in a road known as The Alley, in Little Wenlock, Shropshire, White Cottage is a Grade II listed home that dates back to the 15th century.

The charming house has views out towards the famous Ironbridge Gorge – a World Heritage site.

There is also lots to catch the eye inside the house, from the exposed timbers that cross the ceiling, to the feature fireplaces with brick surrounds and the clever solutions to dealing with the sloped roofs in some of the upstairs rooms.

White Cottage has three well-proportioned reception rooms on the ground floor.

These include a large sitting room with open fireplace, a family room and a dining room. The first two both have Clearview stoves while the latter room has a working cast iron range.

The kitchen/breakfast is a very welcoming space. It has fitted units to the walls, a Rayburn stove in an arched alcove as well as an integrated cooker with extractor above.

There is room for a kitchen table in the centre and access to an orangery area with doors to the rear terrace and deck.

On the first floor there are four/five bedrooms, most of them with storage. The fifth bedroom could be used as a nursery.

These are served by an en suite bathroom to the main bedroom and a family bathroom which has a free-standing bath that sits beneath the sloped ceiling and exposed timber frame.

At the back of the cottage there is a landscaped garden that is mostly lawned with well stocked flower borders, a small pond, two sheds and a brick-built log store.

These gardens are south-facing and look out across the countryside towards Ironbridge Gorge.

A paved and decked terrace runs the length of the back of the house and can be reached from the kitchen, dining and family rooms.

Planning permission has been granted for a detached garage to be built. A gravel driveway provides parking to the front.

Little Wenlock is the second highest village in Shropshire and White Cottage sits just on the edge of it.

Situated between Telford and Shrewsbury and adjacent to The Wrekin, Little Wenlock is an ancient village that is mentioned in The Domesday Book, when it belonged to Wenlock Priory.

It has an active community with a parish council, church, village hall, volunteer network and well regarded inn, The Huntsman. More extensive amenities can be found in Telford and Shrewbury.


AGENT: Savills

TEL: 01952 239 500

WEB: www.savills.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £625,000